Vince van der Bijl      

Full name Vintcent Adriaan Pieter van der Bijl

Born March 19, 1948, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 66 years 181 days

Major teams Middlesex, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Relation Grandfather - VA van der Bijl, Great-uncle - VAW van der Bijl, Father - PGV van der Bijl

Vintcent Adriaan Pieter van der Bijl
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 156 188 48 2269 87 16.20 0 51 0
List A 92 45 12 517 47 15.66 0 0 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 156 12692 767 8/35 16.54 46 12
List A 92 5237 2385 132 5/12 5/12 18.06 2.73 39.6 2 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1967-1983
List A span 1969-1983
Profile

Vintcent van der Bijl was one of the best bowlers not to play Test cricket, his entire career spanning the years of South Africa's sporting isolation (although he was chosen for the squad which for the cancelled tour of Australia in 1971-72). In his pomp he was probably the leading fast-medium bowler in the world, combining awesome accuracy with deceptive pace and bounce (as expected from a man of 6ft 7½in) as well as a stamina which belied his size. His appearance was deceptive (he was described by John Arlott as looking like Lord Longford "only not nearly as forgiving") and he remained fit throughout his career, even developing into a surprisingly sound fielder and useful tail-end hitter. His performances throughout the 1970s for Natal were legendary - he held numerous records, including most wickets for Natal, most wickets in a South African season (65), most wickets by any South African bowler, and most wickets in domestic one-day competitions.

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Mar 28, 2013

Graeme Smith receives the ICC Test mace from Vince van der Bijl, Johannesburg, March 28, 2013

Graeme Smith receives the ICC Test mace from Vince van der Bijl

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May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting, London, May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting

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Aug 14, 2006

Vince Van der Bijl presents Allen Stanford with a commemorative bat from the South Africa team, Antigua, August 14, 2006

Vince Van der Bijl presents Allen Stanford with a commemorative bat from the South Africa team

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